S.1884 - Broadband Parity Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 05/27/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1884 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/27/2021)
Broadband Parity Act of 2021
This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to establish a minimum level of service (e.g., upload and download speeds) that any fixed broadband internet service provider must offer to be eligible for assistance under a federal broadband support program. This minimum must ensure that a provider can support virtual learning, telehealth services, and telework.
Further, the bill prohibits an agency from assisting a provider through a federal broadband support program unless the service that will be assisted meets or exceeds (or will meet or exceed when deployed) this minimum level of service.